Monthly Archives: February 2018

Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes in Protest Amid Row with Israel

By Jonathan Lis and Nir Hasson I a rate move; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed until further notice in protest of Israeli government legislation and new city tax policy. The decision was announced by the churches sharing … Continue reading

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Dutch Parliamentary Khadija Arib Branded “Traitor” by Sabah Daily After Voting for Armenian Genocide

Turkish newspaper Sabah has accused five members of the Dutch parliament of “betrayal” after they voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The five MPs — Dilan Yesilguz of VVD Party, Socialist MPs CEm Lacin and Saadet Karabulut and … Continue reading

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William Saroyan House-Museum to Open August 31st on the 110th Birthday

On August 31st, William Saroyan’s Museum in Fresno will officially open, announced the Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual Foundation, which implements the Saroyan House Project. The Project coordinator Avag Simonyan co-founder of Storaket Architectural Studio Merujan Minassian and Saroyan House Board … Continue reading

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U.S Intelligence Chief Dan Coats Warns of Large Scale Fighting in Karabakh

The unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could escalate into “large scale” fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijani forces, the U.S director of national intelligence, Dan Coats warned on Tuesday February 13th. “Tension over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh could devolve into a large-scale … Continue reading

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ARS WD Raises $210,000 at Banquet

On Friday, February 9th, at the 34th anniversary gala of the Armenian Relief Society, Western District, it was announced that $210,000 was raised for the organization. The largest amount was donated by Mrs. Manoush Mamian, who had donated $50,000 in … Continue reading

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Armenian-American Jeffrey Harrigian Heads US Air Forces Central Command

As the air component commander for U.S Central Command, the general is responsible for developing contingency plans and conducting air operations in a 20 nation area of responsibility, covering Central and Southwest Asia. President and CEO of Dover International Speedway … Continue reading

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Istanbul Governor’s Office Cancels Elections for Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey

The Istanbul Governor’s Office has cancelled elections for the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey on the grounds that the necessary conditions for the electoral process have not been met, The Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey has been planning to carry out patriarchal … Continue reading

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Trump Appoints Patrick Hovakimian to Justice Department

WASHINGTON, D.C — Patrick Hovakimian was nominated to serve as a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the Justice Department, for the remainder of a three year term expiring September 30, 2020. Patrick Hovakimian serves as an Assistant … Continue reading

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Thank You, Armenian Assembly and New Members of the Armenian Caucus

Recently, five members joined the Congressional Caucus on Armenian issues thanks to the diligent work of the Armenian Assembly. Since its establishment in 1972, the non-partisan Armenian Assembly has been promoting Armenian and Armenian issues to the governing bodies of … Continue reading

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U.S Congressman Ted Lieu Calls for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide in Response to Turkish Threats

U.S Congressman Ted Lieu, member of the Democratic Party from California, has called for a resolution to be passed in the Senate, recognizing the Armenian Genocide in reaction to Turkish threats to U.S troops in Syria, “Turkey essentially is telling … Continue reading

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